The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
North West / Lancashire
Rank 6 8 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 90 59 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.22% 16.76% 14.17%
As % of the Vendors category 38.96% 41.84% 30.08%
Number of salaries quoted 77 56 59
Median salary £30,000 £32,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,956 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,000 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
231 141 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 46.76% 40.06% 47.11%
Number of salaries quoted 193 116 207
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £49,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of job ads across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chorley +13 29 £30,000 -4.76% 2
Preston -7 22 £27,500 -19.11% 3
Skelmersdale +1 9 £24,000 +0.18%
Blackburn 0 9 £31,500 -10.00% 2
Blackpool +5 8 £22,250 -57.61%
Burnley - 7 £27,500 -
Clitheroe +1 3 - -
Lancaster +1 1 £23,500 -21.66%
Lytham St Annes - 1 £22,000 - 1
Accrington - 1 £14,000 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 80 (47.34%) SQL Server
2 70 (41.42%) SQL
3 69 (40.83%) Windows
4 49 (28.99%) C#
5 45 (26.63%) .NET
6 40 (23.67%) MS Excel
7 39 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (20.12%) ASP.NET
9 31 (18.34%) MS Office
9 31 (18.34%) JavaScript
10 30 (17.75%) HTML
10 30 (17.75%) SDLC
11 29 (17.16%) jQuery
12 28 (16.57%) CSS
13 27 (15.98%) MVC
13 27 (15.98%) Windows Server
14 26 (15.38%) Active Directory
15 24 (14.20%) Microsoft Certification
16 23 (13.61%) T-SQL
16 23 (13.61%) WAN
16 23 (13.61%) Finance
16 23 (13.61%) VMware
17 21 (12.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 19 (11.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 19 (11.24%) Project Management
19 18 (10.65%) Business Intelligence
19 18 (10.65%) MS Exchange
19 18 (10.65%) LAN
19 18 (10.65%) Ajax
20 16 (9.47%) Oracle

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (10.65%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.10%) IIS
3 5 (2.96%) Confluence
3 5 (2.96%) IBM Notes
3 5 (2.96%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.59%) GroupWise
5 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (23.67%) MS Excel
2 31 (18.34%) MS Office
3 14 (8.28%) MS Project
3 14 (8.28%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.37%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.78%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (2.96%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.59%) Magento
5 1 (0.59%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.96%) Office 365
1 5 (2.96%) SaaS
2 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.59%) IaaS
3 1 (0.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.61%) WAN
2 18 (10.65%) LAN
3 14 (8.28%) Firewall
4 12 (7.10%) Internet
5 10 (5.92%) TCP/IP
6 8 (4.73%) FTP
7 5 (2.96%) DNS
7 5 (2.96%) HTTP
7 5 (2.96%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (2.96%) Network Security
7 5 (2.96%) SMTP
7 5 (2.96%) VPN
8 4 (2.37%) DECT
8 4 (2.37%) Unified Communications
9 3 (1.78%) DHCP
10 2 (1.18%) VLAN
10 2 (1.18%) VoIP
11 1 (0.59%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (47.34%) SQL Server
2 21 (12.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (11.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (7.10%) Power BI
5 11 (6.51%) MySQL
6 9 (5.33%) Oracle Database
6 9 (5.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (5.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (4.73%) DTS
7 8 (4.73%) RDBMS
7 8 (4.73%) Relational Database
7 8 (4.73%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (4.14%) MS Access
9 6 (3.55%) QlikView
9 6 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (3.55%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (2.37%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.18%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 15 (8.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (4.14%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.96%) JIRA
4 3 (1.78%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (1.18%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (13.61%) Finance
2 10 (5.92%) Advertising
3 7 (4.14%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.78%) Retail
5 2 (1.18%) Legal
5 2 (1.18%) Marketing
6 1 (0.59%) Automotive
6 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (33.73%) Developer
2 52 (30.77%) Analyst
3 26 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 25 (14.79%) C# Developer
5 21 (12.43%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (8.88%) Support Analyst
7 12 (7.10%) Development Manager
7 12 (7.10%) IT Development Manager
7 12 (7.10%) IT Manager
7 12 (7.10%) IT Programme Manager
7 12 (7.10%) Programme Manager
7 12 (7.10%) Software Development Manager
7 12 (7.10%) Software Development Programme Manager
8 11 (6.51%) IT Analyst
9 10 (5.92%) IT Support
9 10 (5.92%) SQL Developer
10 9 (5.33%) IT Support Analyst
11 8 (4.73%) .NET Programmer
11 8 (4.73%) Analyst Developer
11 8 (4.73%) VB Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (26.63%) .NET
2 34 (20.12%) ASP.NET
3 30 (17.75%) HTML
4 29 (17.16%) jQuery
5 28 (16.57%) CSS
6 18 (10.65%) Ajax
7 16 (9.47%) Web Services
8 15 (8.88%) WCF
9 13 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (7.69%) SOAP
10 9 (5.33%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (5.33%) RESTful
10 9 (5.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (5.33%) XML
11 7 (4.14%) WinForms
12 6 (3.55%) MDX
13 5 (2.96%) .NET Framework
14 4 (2.37%) Laravel
14 4 (2.37%) Symfony
15 3 (1.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.10%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.92%) iPad
4 9 (5.33%) iSeries
5 8 (4.73%) AS400
5 8 (4.73%) Mainframe
6 6 (3.55%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.55%) Fat Client
6 6 (3.55%) Thin Client
7 5 (2.96%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.37%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.78%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.18%) Clustering
10 2 (1.18%) Data Integration
10 2 (1.18%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.18%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (1.18%) iPhone
10 2 (1.18%) PKI
10 2 (1.18%) Replication
10 2 (1.18%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 69 (40.83%) Windows
2 27 (15.98%) Windows Server
3 14 (8.28%) Unix
4 13 (7.69%) Solaris
5 11 (6.51%) Linux
6 7 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.37%) CentOS
9 3 (1.78%) AIX
9 3 (1.78%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.18%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.59%) Android
11 1 (0.59%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (17.75%) SDLC
3 27 (15.98%) MVC
4 19 (11.24%) Project Management
5 18 (10.65%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (9.47%) Unit Testing
7 15 (8.88%) ITIL
8 14 (8.28%) CRM
9 13 (7.69%) Software Delivery
10 12 (7.10%) Programme Management
10 12 (7.10%) Web Development
11 11 (6.51%) Data Analysis
11 11 (6.51%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (5.92%) Change Management
13 9 (5.33%) PRINCE2
13 9 (5.33%) TDD
14 8 (4.73%) Case Management
14 8 (4.73%) ETL
15 7 (4.14%) Analytics
15 7 (4.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 70 (41.42%) SQL
2 49 (28.99%) C#
3 31 (18.34%) JavaScript
4 23 (13.61%) T-SQL
5 13 (7.69%) VBA
6 11 (6.51%) VB
7 9 (5.33%) PHP
7 9 (5.33%) VB6
8 3 (1.78%) C++
9 2 (1.18%) Delphi
9 2 (1.18%) Pascal
9 2 (1.18%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.59%) C
10 1 (0.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.59%) RPG
10 1 (0.59%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 24 (14.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (8.28%) Degree
3 10 (5.92%) MCSE
4 4 (2.37%) CISSP
4 4 (2.37%) RHCE
4 4 (2.37%) SCNA
4 4 (2.37%) SCSA
4 4 (2.37%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.18%) CCNA
5 2 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.18%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.92%) SLA
2 6 (3.55%) QA
System Software
1 26 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.10%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.96%) Sendmail
4 5 (2.96%) XenApp
5 1 (0.59%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.59%) NDS
5 1 (0.59%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 1 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.37%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (1.78%) SCCM
3 2 (1.18%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.18%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.59%) SCOM
4 1 (0.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (13.61%) VMware
2 16 (9.47%) Oracle
3 15 (8.88%) Cisco
4 12 (7.10%) Tableau
5 6 (3.55%) DevExpress
6 5 (2.96%) CheckPoint
6 5 (2.96%) Cognos
6 5 (2.96%) Lotus
7 4 (2.37%) Canon
7 4 (2.37%) NetApp
7 4 (2.37%) Sun
7 4 (2.37%) Wyse
8 3 (1.78%) Adobe
8 3 (1.78%) Citrix
8 3 (1.78%) Mitel
9 2 (1.18%) arcserve
9 2 (1.18%) HP
9 2 (1.18%) IBM
9 2 (1.18%) Juniper
9 2 (1.18%) Sophos
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Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + excellent benefits package
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